List of things for homeschoolers

Monday, November 19, 2012

Our current list of readings

One of the things I'm often asked about is the list of things that we have for homeschooling. If you're a parent who was educated in the Philippines, I'm pretty sure you remember those years in grade school and high school when each one of us was asked to bring materials on the first day of school to be used and shared in the class for the entire academic year. The list included three different colors of construction paper (cartolina), one roll of Manila paper, colored papers and whatnot. Basically, it's the same thing that we do in homeschooling. We buy a bunch of stuff to start the “school
year” off. And well, to be honest, even if we're not homeschooling we'd have all these things in our home office-slash-classroom-slash-mini-library because I have this insane passion for school stuff. I had a huge collection of erasers when I was in grade school and I'd even bring a huge box with me to our vacations during summer. A logical explanation is something I don't have for this. I love all things cute, especially if they're ones used for school.

Here is a list of things that homeschoolers need. It does look like a mundane list but we all need a guide of some sort when we go shopping because whether we admit it or not, we don't always have the time to equip ourselves with it. Do I hear a loud YES mommies?

  • Ballpoint pens (red, blue, black)
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored pencils
  • Three-ring binder for Science projects and art work compilation
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Water-based markers
  • White glue
  • Composition notebooks
  • Spiral-bound notebooks
  • Loose notebook papers/fillers
  • Folders
  • Manila paper
  • Construction paper
  • Printer paper
  • Ink cartridges for the computer
  • Ruler with metric measurements
  • Scotch tape
  • Stapler
  • Watercolor paints
  • Chalk
  • Drawing paper
  • Pastel colors
  • Crayons
  • Permanent markers
  • Pain brushes (all sizes)
  • Staple wires

There might still be a lot of things missing here. I'd love for you to add to this list, too!

We love Mongol but who can refuse these?

He gets painting lessons from both his Papa and his uncle, the artist Harry Jim Herrera

I wouldn't know because I'm not an artist, but the ones who are say this is one of the best kinds

At first I wasn't keen on getting him his own laptop but it made it so much easier for us to  give him tests, readings and even lectures

We insist on doing it the classic way

Oh yes, these we have lots of!

Tablet for some of his readings. Cole knows he can't run away from them 

Old ones and new ones all in one colorful place

Attika, our one-year old, loves these dual colored pens

Yep, HP Everyday

A printer and scanner in one comes in very handy for homeschoolers (especially ones donated by aunts). We print test papers and other school records for documentation

Of course, we always end up in this toy box at the end of the day

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